Happy Diwali


Happy Diwali and Bandi Chor Divas


Tuhanu Diwali diyan boht both vadhaiyan’


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Diwali is celebrated by millions of people in India, Canada and around the world. Hundreds of millions of Hindus celebrate “the Festival of Lights.” People of other faiths, including Sikhism, also celebrate.

For Sikhs the festival has added significance as it generally coincides with a Sikh celebration known as Bandi Chhor Divas. In 2022 this takes place on October 24.

Many people will celebrate a five day festival from October 22 to 26 in 2022, with the main celebration of Diwali on October 24. However, it may be celebrated at different times, and in different ways, by various groups in India, South Asia, and in the Indian diaspora.

Diwali may also be rendered as Deepavali or Divali.

For more information on Diwali, check out:

Happy Vaisakhi


Happy Vaisakhi! May your day be glorious, full of joy and happiness.

Tuhāḍā dina śānadāra, khuśī’āṁ atē khuśī’āṁ bhari’ā hōvē.

ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਦਿਨ ਸ਼ਾਨਦਾਰ, ਖੁਸ਼ੀਆਂ ਅਤੇ ਖੁਸ਼ੀਆਂ ਭਰਿਆ ਹੋਵੇ।


Sadly, for the past few years we have missed parades like this one from 2012. Hopefully the Surrey Vaisakhi Parade is back next year!
source: waferboardCC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

We are celebrating Sikh Heritage Month in your School Library. Be sure to visit us to find out more.

Sikh Heritage Month

April is Sikh Heritage Month in Canada

source: SikhHeritageMonth.ca

Visit us this month in the School Library as we celebrate Sikh Heritage Month. Find out more about Sikhs, Sikhism and the history of the Sikh people in Canada. Visit us in person to check out our display of books and DVDs, and visit us online to learn more about Sikh Heritage Month.

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Happy Diwali


Tuhanu Diwali diyan boht both vadhaiyan’


Arnav, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Diwali is celebrated by millions of people in India, Canada and around the world. Hundreds of millions of Hindus celebrate “the Festival of Lights.” People of other faiths, including Sikhism, also celebrate.

For Sikhs the festival has added significance as it generally coincides with a Sikh celebration known as Bandi Chhor Divas.

Many people will celebrate a five day festival from November 2 to 7 in 2021, with the main celebration of Diwali on November 4. However, it may be celebrated at different times, and in different ways, by various groups in India and in the Indian diaspora.

Diwali may also be rendered as Deepavali or Divali.

For more information on Diwali, check out:

Diwali

source: sikhguru.org.uk

Diwali is celebrated by millions of people in India, Canada and around the world. Hundreds of millions of Hindus celebrate “the Festival of Lights.” People of other faiths, including Sikhism, also celebrate. For Sikhs the festival has added significance as it generally coincides with a Sikh celebration known as Bandi Chhor Divas.

For more info on Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas: